Wales and Border Counties Agricultural and Horse Shows Association 2014
In-hand supreme: Aberlogin Black Magic
Photograph by Dr Wynne Davies
1st June 2014.
The glorious weather attracted a good attendance of entries and spectators and with 78 classes of all disciplines, the Show which started at 9am did not finish until 5pm.
Judges were Mr Paul Hancox (A + B), Mr Derek Conti (C + D) and Mrs Pat Llewellyn (supremes).
Welsh champions were:
Section A: Kathy + Joanna Sheil’s Dukeshill King’s Ransom
Reserve: John + Sooraya Cooke’s Stormydown Little Tiger.
Section B: Giboney family’s Doylan Golden Honey;
Reserve: Mrs Caroline Langford’s Llanquian Prima Donna.
Section C: Ryan Wilson’s Tryfel Pronetheus;
Reserve: Nathan Sage’s Rhoswen Gladiator.
Section D: Rhys Freeman’s Aberlogin Black Magic;
Reserve: Sam Beech’s Maescrofta Royal Magic.
In-hand supreme: Aberlogin Black Magic;
Reserve: Tryfel Pronetheus.
The five-year-old Aberlogin Black Magic was bred by Byron Preston of Llanmorlais, Swansea, sired by Drogeda Stormy Tempest out of Aberlogin Venus by Trevallion Valentino. Stormy Tempest was Royal Welsh youngstock Champion in 2002 and also won the Royal Welsh senior stallion class; his maternal half-brother Drogeda The Outlaw was the top section D at the 2011 Brightwells Cob Sale selling to the Lee family of Leebron/Danaway Stud for £5,900. After this, Stormy Tempest was also bought by the Danaway Stud.
The yearling section C colt Tryfel Pronetheus also has a pedigree full of Royal Welsh champions; his sire Bryncarreg Lightning Jack was Royal Welsh Champion in 2011 and he is sired by Nebo Bouncer who was Royal Welsh Champion five times between 1985 and 1997. Pronetheus’s dam Monaray May Queen has won at the Royal Welsh three times and was the Brightwells National champion in 2012. The g-dam Gwylfa Tywysoges is sired by 1989 Royal Welsh Champion Gwelfro Tywysog.
Dr Wynne Davies.
WPCS Publicity Officer
Reserve - Tryfel Pronetheus
Photograph by Ryan Wilson